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Stoplight Parrotfish

Sparisoma viride

Description:

Terminal phase: Body emerald green with a bright yellow spot at the upper corner of the gill cover, a yellow area at the base of the tail and a salmon to yellow crescent on the tail. The female usually has red-brown upper parts with a red belly and conspicuous white dots on the body. Size up to 64 cm. Initial phase: Upper body and head mottled reddish brown, mixed with white scales and a crescent on the tail. Belly and tail red (S. viride-initial phase). Juvenile phase: Body dark reddish brown with three rows of widely spaced white spots. Belly lighter and a white bar on the tail.

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2 Comments

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 5 years ago

Snorkel mostly.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Di you scuba dive?

joanbstanley
Spotted by
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Cayman Islands

Spotted on Oct 9, 2015
Submitted on Jan 12, 2016

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